85 It’s The Little Things Quotes to Help You Enjoy the Small Moments and Things in Life

It's The Little Things Quotes

It’s the little things that matter.

A small thing like a hug or a kind text message can re-energize you and turn a bad day around.

A small action like taking one small or tiny step forward towards your dream every morning is what matters the most to actually reach your goal and not get stuck in daydreams about some kind of future success.

And a small moment like an ice cream while looking out over the ocean or watching a sunset with a friend.

These small things matter. More than we sometimes think. And quite often more than the big things in life. For our happiness, for our success and for a life well lived.

So in this post I’d like to share the 85 of the best quotes about enjoying the little things.

And if you want even more timeless inspiration then check out this post with quotes that hit hard and this one filled with one day at a time quotes.

Inspirational It’s The Little Things Quotes

A quote by Paula Cole.

“I think it’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.”
Paula Cole

“Sometimes the most happy people in life are the ones with nothing. We can’t lose sight of the little things in life that should make us the happiest.”
Ryan Cabrera

“The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things . . . the trivial pleasure like cooking, one’s home, little poems especially sad ones, solitary walks, funny things seen and overheard.”
Barbara Pym

A quote by Isrealmore Ayivor.

“No step forward is too small. Just be sure it’s taking you to the right dream, then take more of those tiny steps.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.”
Andy Warhol

“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
Robert Collier

“It’s no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.”
Robert Duvall

A quote by John Collins.

“Just small things are going to hopefully lead to a bigger surplus in the end. Obviously, you might not see it every single game, every single detail, but those small things and those small details add up so much, and that’s what creates winning.”
John Collins

“When you go through something, you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers.”
Grizz Chapman

“Most people seem to want tremendous improvement, instantly. But you’ll probably find it’s the little things you do that eventually add up to big results.”
Joel Weldon

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”
Alvin Toffler

A quote by Marian Wright Edelman.

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”
Marian Wright Edelman

“Little things seem like nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.”
Georges Bernanos

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things. I am tempted to think there are no little things.”
Bruce Barton

A quote by Virginia Alison.

“While getting lost in all those little things that seem so important, don’t forget the little things that matter.”
Virginia Alison

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
Robert Brault

Uplifting Enjoy The Little Things Quotes

“I try to find a reason to laugh each day. Somehow, if you can incorporate laughter into your day, every day, it really helps. It’s the little things in life that make me happy.”
Faith Hill

“Learn to appreciate small quiet moments, the ocean, a walk on the beach, time alone, your health, your strength, your smile, your life.”
Germany Kent

A quote by Jeffery Deaver.

“It’s a tough life, and it’s the little things that get us through the day.”
Jeffery Deaver

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
John Wooden

“The so called little things are not a small part of a happy life. They mean a lot even if they may not always look important.”

“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.”
Saul Bellow

A quote by Mehmet Murat.

“Without water drops, there can be no oceans; without steps, there can be no stairs; without little things, there can be no big things!”
Mehmet Murat

“Never underestimate the significance of the little things done out of a large heart of love.”
Elizabeth George

“Most of the critical things in life, which become the starting points of human destiny, are little things.”
R. Smith

“Sometimes the little opportunities that fly at us each day can have the biggest impact.”
Danny Wallace

A quote by Sharon Draper.

“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”
Sharon Draper

“If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.”
Emily Dickinson

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”
Camille Pissarro

A quote by Heidi Klum.

“I am someone who always gets up again, even if there are setbacks. I have a survivor instinct. I’m not sure where it comes from, but probably from all the little things that make you into who you are.”
Heidi Klum

“Life is made up of little things. It is very rarely that an occasion is offered for doing a great deal at once. True greatness consists in being great in the little things.”
Charles Simmons

“It’s the little things in life that – all summed together – become bigger and more important than the big things and events.”

“If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.”
Dwayne Johnson

A quote by Henry Clay.

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”
Henry Clay

“Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.”
Isa Zapata

“And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about.”
Roger Penrose

“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.”
Leo Buscaglia

Wise It’s The Little Things in Life Quotes

A quote by Ernest Dimnet.

“The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”
Ernest Dimnet

“Never overlook the littlest things that can mean pure happiness to someone else.”
Mischa Temaul

“We forget the little things, so it’s no wonder some of us screw up the big things.”
Neil Cavuto

“True greatness consists in being great in little things.”
Charles Simmons

A quote by Shihab Kazi.

“Focus on the small things life already has offered you, or else you may turn your boundless blessings to countless disappointments.”
Shihab Kazi

“It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can’t dodge a fly.”
Josh Billings

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”
Phillips Brooks

“All those small actions you take stringed together can, in the end, make an immense contribution to you reaching your goal and dream.”

A quote by Scott Adams.

“There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
Scott Adams

“Listening better. Caring more. Being there. Its not big changes, but the little ones in our daily lives that make all the difference. With little ways to love more, big things happen.”
Yehuda Berg

“Only by being obsessed with little things do amazing things emerge.”
Andy Dunn

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.”
Sir Humphrey Davy

Motivating It’s The Little Things in Life Quotes

A Chinese proverb.

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Chinese Proverb

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh

“No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.”
Channing Pollock

“The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.”
John D. Rockefeller

“The value of work, and of always learning something new, and what it takes to achieve excellence. I really believe in those things that you have to dedicate yourself and spend time, that excellence is elusive. It’s a little maddening, to try to have that level of discipline in your life, and I don’t succeed all the time. But I do try.”
Ben Affleck

A quote by Sonya Levien.

“Small things have a way of overmastering the great. This small press can destroy a kingdom.”
Sonya Levien

“Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”
Robert Service

“The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn’t it?”
Sandra Cisneros

“It’s the little things you do day in and day out that count. That’s the way you teach your children.”
Amanda Pays

A quote by Arthur Conan Doyle.

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”
Wangari Maathai

“Live life like it’s the last breath you take for that breath is the whole essence of living, the little things in life are what connects us to all the big things we live for.”
Robert Frost

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.”
Dale Carnegie

Short It’s The Little Things in Life Quotes

A quote by Ellen Hopkins.

“Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.”
Ellen Hopkins

“The little things in life are the happiest.”

“Little strokes fell great oaks.”
Benjamin Franklin

“On grass, it can be the small things that decide a match.”
Caroline Wozniacki

A quote by Blaise Pascal.

“Little things console us because little things afflict us.”
Blaise Pascal

“Don’t disregard the little things in life. They are a big part of your time on this earth.”

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
Mother Teresa

“Step by step. I can’t think of any other way of accomplishing anything.”
Michael Jordan

“Little things can make such a big difference during recording.”
Matt Cameron

A quote by Dean Acheson.

“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.”
Dean Acheson

“Find gratitude in the little things and your well of gratitude will never run dry.”
Antonia Montoya

“True and sincere one always remembers how to make you happy by doing little things.”
Ghazala Muhammad Ali

A quote by Vernor Vinge.

“Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.”
Vernor Vinge

“Don’t lose sight of what truly matters because of small annoyances and troubles.”

“Happiness is enjoying the little things in life.”
Tiny Buddha

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”
Henry Ford

A quote by Vincent Van Gogh.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh

“Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.”
H. Emilie Cady

“Almost everything comes from almost nothing.”
Henri Frederic

“I enjoy the small things.”
Michael Buble

A quote by H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”
Lao Tzu

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  • Great post, thank you for the content you provide and all the hard work Henrik.

  • One of the Best Quotes for me because recently I was depressed by the failure of the project.

    But by Andy warhol said “You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.”

    I love it and got motivational

    Thank You Positivelyblog